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Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Return of Tendulkar a major boost: Ganguly

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2001, 22:18 [IST]
 
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Johannesburg: Boosted by the comeback of Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble but still missing some key players, the Indian cricket team arrived on Monday on a gruelling assignment that is probably its toughest tour since the trip to Australia two years ago.[an error occurred while processing this directive]India is without V V S Laxman and pacemen Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra, all of whom could have flourished on the fast and bouncy tracks in South Africa, but skipper Saurav Ganguly insisted it was a fine team which would give a good account of itself."We have a very good squad and the return of Sachin Tendulkar is a major boost," Ganguly told reporters on the team's arrival from Mumbai. Ganguly, one of the few members of the team to have toured South Africa earlier, was hopeful of doing well as batsman but brushed aside suggestions that he was under pressure to perform."I have been under no pressure. I don't know where the media gets its information from," Ganguly said. The team will be based in the city for the next week and will play its first match against the Oppenheimer XI later this week. Ganguly said its past record in South Africa where it has been unable to win any Test match did not worry his team. PTI

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